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Weili Zhang vs Jessica Andrade report
Who won Zhang vs Andrade?
Weili Zhang beat Jessica Andrade by during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 15, on Saturday 31st August 2019 at Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Weili Zhang.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the UFC women’s strawweight championship.
Zhang vs Andrade stats
Weili Zhang stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Jessica Andrade made her way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Zhang had an advantage in power over Andrade, with a 47% knock out percentage over Andrade's 35%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Zhang had a slight advantage over Andrade, with a 37% submission rate over Andrade's 35%.
Weili Zhang was the older woman by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Zhang had a height advantage of 3 inches over Andrade. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Zhang was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2013, 2 year and 2 months later than Andrade, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 18 less professional rounds, 49 to Andrade's 67.
Zhang vs Andrade form
Jessica Andrade had stopped 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had defeated Katlyn Chookagian at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Rose Namajunas at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
Going into that contest, she had lost to Weili Zhang at UFC on ESPN+ 15 on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Universiade Sports Centre, Shenzhen, China.
Before that, she had defeated Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
She had beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.
Andrade's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
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